The researchers outlined an appropriate strategy to ensure the sources used to complete the study were valid. To begin with, 8 of the selected 2689 articles fulfilled the targeted requirements. Such articles presented powerful findings on the outcome of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) placement. The 8 sources identified “the impact of every intervention aimed at reducing the use of IUCs in acute care” (Murphy, Fader, & Prieto, 2014, p. 6). The article also “identified the impact on the incidence of IUC placement” (Murphy et al., 2014, p. 6). That being the case, the sources used to complete the targeted study were related to the continued overuse of IUCs (Murphy et al., 2014). The sources were also valid because they focused on the use of IUCs in different acute care settings. This rigorous method used to select these articles made it easier for the researchers to come up with the best discussions.
The results presented by these sources were used to come up with the best discussions. For instance, all the eight articles described how the use of IUC had reduced in different acute care settings. The articles also focused on the most appropriate approaches towards discouraging the use of IUCs in different clinical settings. The sources also identified specific measures that could be used to substitute the use of IUCs. These results made it easier for the researchers to present the best findings (Murphy et al., 2014). The sources outlined useful strategies towards minimizing the use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs). As well, the authors identified the need to conduct new research studies. Such studies will eventually present informed concepts regarding the use of IUCs. This approach will eventually minimize the major urinary tract infections (UTIs) affecting more people in acute care settings.
Reliability of the Studies Used: Significance of the Results
The authors used a powerful criterion to select the most reliable studies. The approach focused on the findings presented in every article. The sources were selected based on the effectiveness of their study designs. The articles embraced “the use of uncontrolled-before and after-intervention study approaches” (Murphy et al., 2014, p. 7). The articles indicated that the use of IUCs reduced significantly after the use of the targeted interventions. The studies were also conducted in different acute care healthcare environments. Various interventions were also put in place thus promoting the best results. The studies indicated clearly that the interventions led to reduced use of IUCs in different acute care settings. These measures made sure that the studies used to complete the final research were reliable.
The reliability of such studies made it easier for the researchers to identify new strategies that can address the problems associated with IUC placement. The occurrence of various UTIs should therefore encourage different facilities to promote the best quality improvement (QI) strategies. The studies also identified specific gaps that could be addressed by future researches. A proper IUC-use checklist can therefore be designed in order to improve the quality of health services availed to different patients. The reliability of the selected studies explains why the authors were able to present quality findings and arguments. New clinical interpretations are also suggested in order to improve the use of such IUCs (Murphy et al., 2014). Future studies will present new practices that can promote the effective use of IUCs.
Murphy, C., Fader, M., & Prieto, J. (2014). Interventions to minimize the initial use of indwelling urinary catheters in acute care: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(1), 4-13.